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tillery zeroes in on eastern ukraine second biggest metropolis a city already packed with refugees sparking fears of a new exodus also. became remind me pick me up for a moment for. the n.b.a. point in the phrase one conjures the israeli security forces are under fire for the latest wave of violence in gaza our team needs a palestinian boy who claims to have been seventy beaten by police. in the psagot berlin trying to repatriated or at least to audit the gold held in volts across the atlantic ends with analysts are saying america now has germany dancing to with tune r t explains why.
welcome to r.t. international we're live from moscow this afternoon you with me to say. right let's take a look at this this is the skyline of lugansk a city of half a million people after a deadly shelling by government forces. there was the sound of large caliber rounds are falling on the city you can see one man lying there he was killed on the spot to drain the barrage the two sides have also been skirmishing elsewhere with ukrainian tanks brought into action.
here's how the battle lines have changed in the recent couple of days take a look at this orange section here now kids onslaught has pushed anti government fighters back off they've been defending come at last for months but the brunt of the offensive has fallen on civilians and infrastructure here you can see the remains of a church destroyed during an air raid off come up tosk the city has been under siege and targeted by shelling for almost two months thousands of flags as they have from other cities and villages in the east some of which have been reduced to rubble. you're not going to know what her brother was that you heard of these are three of you do what you can a story and you are for going there going to watch if you don't they really thought
of in your mind for what the curriculum were for not to give them out of beauty if you have this group where literally it's there and you would you why they're so upset with what you know what you know them i mean if you're a fan i guess my daughter newsweek. in man by slovyansk had to search as is the one hundred thousand population have flat there's no water no electricity and much of the city has been damaged in shelling all making clear why so many people have chosen to leave their homes i refinance now reports. they have packed only the basics mostly clothes to keep due to the known you were forced to leave their hometown of climatologist in. wheeling children and entire families. it wasn't an easy decision you. know about.
when you post this video because they know if you did just a few more you're supposed to feel stupid to believe that they do just that it would. involve both it to this day but this is this as well as feel right it's hard to say how many people have fled kramatorsk the city that's been the target of kiev's miniature gratian for months even when the army raised the ukrainian flag over the town the refugees kept coming up is. that. this is your father or you feel. but i thought good thing you know. but it. was a. local
that again years ago why do. you want to come back. to the many of those who have fled where forced to leave their relatives behind. lisa's husband is still an climatologist let us know what a short. cut was russia is the closest safe haven for many ukrainians refugees the u.n. says a hundred thousand have crossed the border into russia to figure the country's federal migration says could be full times higher costs in the buddha could be dangerous fighting for numerous checkpoints as fears and there are reports of civilians been cool to in the crossfire or even targeted themselves here a car drives up to the border post is forced to turn round and in front of.
the family we spoke to had to change their plans after seeing just how hard it was even to get close to the checkpoint they decided to try their luck at another crossing but asked us not to join them worried will attract unnecessary attention. will continue the journey alone it used to be recruiting and checkpoint but as you can see now it's abandoned there is absolutely nobody here because crawls freely as you can see the ukrainian border guards left the russian side of the checkpoint seventy or northern at the ukrainian russian border people here crossed day and night as you can see there many of them running from. bolland see their motherland this is one of the few places along this front year where there are no clashes but people are jittery already defied team could break out here as well at any moment i thought it would be good but lucky but. the minute you leave the most abortion.
the border and the safety beyond it is now just steps away with just one or even if these people will be able to go home it's far from clear. brief notion r.t. in eastern ukraine. primaries also active on her twitter account away she's publishing pictures and reports of what she encounters while in eastern ukraine feel free to follow have a. right to see. her street. and i think the trip. on our reporters were very. constructive i. believe.
feels protesters seem to show no sign of easing in palestinian cities with more reports of israeli police brutality fueling the flames and people are calling for revenge against israel after the continuous crackdown obvious security forces on gaza in the latest show of violence a fifteen year old palestinian boy was allegedly severely beaten by police officers he is a cousin of a palestinian teen abducted and burned alive last week in jerusalem israeli police have already arrested six jewish suspects over the murder if not they also was slaughtered in revenge for the killing of three jewish teenagers which israel blames on how must honestly have managed to. catch up with a young victim of the police outrage. tariq of the deal was the last to see his cousin muhammad a naive i said before he died ten minutes before he died he was like you're all right i was driving by i told him i said i had to go and he didn't answer directly
back ten minutes later and then he got kidnapped and tonics trauma did not in that moment a funeral he was arrested and brutally beaten up by israeli soldiers i was actually standing there watching the protest while i heard some people screaming from the left side of me i heard some people screaming was out of me. and my number two or three soldiers so there was a friend's in front of me so i tried to jump the fence and afro my face and the soldiers he may came right mind me because no one will know for. me point to me in the face and when i'm gone too far and we're going to hear what his mother says the soldiers intention was clear if you want to take somebody you have to beat them up like this. everyone they pick maybe but not i mean i've never seen anybody to this extent the beating to kill you know it's like attempted murder it's not the first
time the i.d.f. has faced this kind of criticism we've documented many cases where palestinian youths were beaten by border police and by the army it's rare for these attacks to be filmed but it's not rare for them to happen that cinnamon has on its books hundreds of cases of the security forces using violence against palestinians but most were closed without any measures being taken against the soldiers or police involved these really police say the footage of target being beaten up was heavily edited and altered and does not represent events accurately nonetheless tensions between the two sides continue to simmer and many fear it's only a matter of time before and. tense region will be pushed over the edge policy r t jerusalem. coming up later for you on r. and t. the lazy man of the year roy well it's not a siesta loving samia it's these days gone idle brits at least accords to a new report we'll tell you more shortly. and also coming up how
tough or do you have to be to drive on the streets of moscow stay with us as we report on how city authorities have for the first time passed an aggressive driving bill aimed at punishing the city's road rage. as the pillow the economic development of gold has seen a was of water over it and it has been at the epicenter of one of the most serious diplomatic conflicts between germany and the u.s. after berlin failed to new patriot or at least added its precious metal reserves stored in new york arches peed all over has the story. there was a time when taking gold out of the u.s. federal reserve was only for hollywood to suggest. to bruce willis to stop because the financial crisis in europe soared germany decided it wanted to bring home
a significant chunk of the precious metal from the united states despite the aim to ship three hundred tons to frankfurt by twenty twenty so far they've only managed to bring back just over ten percent of that. the americans are taking good care of our gold we have no reasons for mistrust. not so say critics of the slow progress the six hundred thirty five billion dollars of gold in u.s. faults has never been fully inspected by germany. why we haven't been allowed to escapes me i'm no conspiracy theories but the blunders bank should be able to audit the gold once a year like it does with the reserves in frankfurt. the lack of inspection has led some to question if it's still there even after at least one dk to ask when this bank and there is still no shred of evidence that the german gold is untouched in
the new york. we're still missing pretty sample published go by our numbers even though the us to try to reserve that's published these lists for their own gold germany has the world's second largest gold reserves worth one hundred and forty one billion dollars currently forty five percent of that is stored in new york thirteen percent in london eleven percent in paris although the three hundred seventy four tons in france is set to be all returned to germany the rest is in the bond buying vaults in frankfurt anyone questioning the safety of the gold reserves being left office conspiracy theorists by those in charge they say it's solid financial manager. didn't the bundesbank didn't say that their plan is on truck however they do face a potential logistical headache as they try and return almost seven hundred tons of gold from new york embarrassed bucky it's a germany safe and sound by the twenty twenty deadline these are all over all see.
right this is new york city where a quarter of the world's existing reserves is locked up let's put that all in perspective for you the results include around six thousand seven hundred tons of gold belonging to sixty countries that makes up for ninety eight percent of all precious metals kept in the treasury as only two percent of the gold in the vault is owned by washington and the international monetary fund. stay with us for more news after this short break. america's military might and its foreign policy exist separately from want to know that the us is a formidable military power but sadly its weak foreign policy was that is why i'm not inclined to suspect the obama administration of pursuing some secret plan directed against.
welcome back it's been announced the former georgian president to sever nazi has died at the age of eighty six he ended his term as the country's president after he wrote the rose revolution in two thousand and three which saw saakashvili taking over also having served as the last foreign minister of the u.s.s.r. seven us c. is known for his active work on bringing down the berlin wall and ending the cold war here's what he once said about. the girls and i'm proud of those along with google chose another figure has devoted all my life to stop the cold war and bring peace to the world. in other stories the relentless iraqi offensive of militants from a group formerly known as isis has brought new terror to the war torn region and apparently in his words a video message the elusive leader of the radicals called all muslims to pledge
allegiance to him it was a message not all that well received it was one detail that learned attention away from his talks of held brought to the haze of nonbelievers that one of his shiny watch experts claimed assessor we have slashed resampled and expensive all magaw a rolex which could be worth thousands of dollars the pictures away immediately ridiculed prompting confusion even among followers later this hour today's edition of crosstalk delve deeper into the radicalization of the middle east let's take a quick look. what we're seeing is by and large not simply the aftermath of the arab spring but also very much part of the effects. by the american invasion of iraq i doubt if i go to you in washington i mean you get this situation where the u.s. is still obsessed with overthrowing saddam and then assad is going after ices and you have the iranians coming in to protect the government in baghdad i mean this is
where it gets complicated doesn't it. it is very much and the middle east has always been complicated that are religious sick. conflicts and it is inevitable i. told system doesn't alter want to go our way and it takes some time for the new emerging system. to make fans just one point i have to say disagree with scott about. response aboard for a disorder daughter or instability in the middle east. for centuries they've been the driving force behind the country's economic success but now instead of employers a singing their praises british workers have been criticized for being lazy but how do they accuse feel about that when you boycott found out. the great british work
force one that gave birth to an industrial revolution helped build an empire the world the railways the telephone the jet engine and the t.v. brits may insist they still work their fingers to the bone but that actually found to be less productive than in countries like the us germany and even those old rivals france and the former conservative deputy prime minister lord has all time says he knows why the veteran heavyweights great stone get up early enough they aren't ambitious enough and they simply don't work hard enough tough as it was to steel myself from an afternoon down the pop i bucked myself up to ask the successful entrepreneur whether he agrees that brits are just lazy unfortunately you know we have situations where they come in for interviews they've got no future as i'm sure not one choice but scruffy that's what we want to start we have a lot of people climbing beneficial people that want to go work and you know which
is a friction economy and obviously it's allowing us to bring in a lot of foreigners i'm employing actual fact you know i mean i want to be sure but part about ten percent of charlie's two hundred staff and now foreign and that figure is likely to grow because he says they simply pulled their weight but try telling that to london's office workers who are quite frankly insulted what a treat you don't think brits are lazy absolutely no more not the working for example they work too many hours maybe compared to the coaches we have more the work life balance by don't think that's necessarily a bad thing. but now i would say with lazy work that we do work these they take time out also take time off and they are to me yeah it was a lot of them may be in the office right now working so much more. and yet british workers produce about a fit. less for every hour worked than any of the leading g seven nation even
celebrity employers like madonna accuse the brits of indolence top chef jamie oliver has said that his restaurants would close if there weren't any european immigrants to work in them charlie mullins the work ethic starts at school or believe we can buy more trucks. we're going to get a lot more people a lot more in the workplace and we need to store the school level you know we need to go into schools. for food fortunately you know with. the consequence according to the international monetary fund this month is that slack staff pose a major risk to britain's future economic health but if that's not enough to get out brits off the couch perhaps charlie's an example of just how far good old fashioned british hard graft can get you. know r.t. london. and taking a look at what we have online for you now want your children to receive the best
education while it's easier said than done as the soaring fees of british boarding schools we medicate ing one child alone can cost around half a million pounds head to our website to find out all. the temperatures at the tsunami nuclear plant in japan risk exceeding maximum levels after a water leak forced a temporary shutdown of its cleaning system all the details to that story and more also on r t v dot com. it was one of those moments when every second counts and the lives of hundreds depend on the quick reaction of those at the controls what you're seeing now is a narrow escape that could have ended in disaster two planes well moments from collision a bus along to a port a boeing from russia a lot but almost touched down when the as a teen an air bus strayed right across its path. thanks to the russian pilot the
plane took a risky maneuver hushing actually pulling up and only that help to avoid a catastrophe the spanish public body that controls most of the spanish although claim there never been any danger of collision between the two planes. having anger management troubles certainly true for most drivers many of whom have been caught on camera violently attacking other traffic while les paul spots from ports. unfortunately they sort of seeing a school too common in russia so common in fact will make his have recently and for the first time will be introduced an aggressive driving bail hearing punishing those who use their vehicles to intimidate or harass other road users campaign is say it's a step in the right direction however they still have concerns is this legislation is all rationally getting tougher in russia but it foresman it just isn't in place was to have a long way to go before we learn to implement laws how do you control its
enforcement how do you make sure it won't be abused as a gravy train by all the dirty cops that times central moscow resembles a car park rather than a road network stationary traffic from bumper to bumper as far as the eye can see even while speaking to dimitri examples of road rage well i think. there are many ways in which aggressive driving manifests itself driving too close to the car in front impatiently flashing your lights or sounding your horn and skipping a red light are just some examples and on occasions these displays of frustration and to violence. so how coleman is aggressive driving we are some drivers caught in the moscow rush hour. road rage is all around men show no respect for female drivers fines this is what can help i can see no other way and i guess it's inevitable on the road it doesn't go as far as to killing somebody and that fights
do take place i was a witness to one and sure men do it especially often can you recall something particularly unpleasant given the middle finger. how do you respond i do the same. so why do people become so aggressive behind the wheel limos and such people are probably prone to mood swings and on able to control themselves so road rage is just one manifestation of this disorder is just that the car gives you an aloof. and a safer place to be the decision to post the aggressive driving bills raise your thirty's all keen to be seen to be addressing the issue but with a maximum fine of five thousand rubles around one hundred fifty dollars there's a concern the deterrent isn't strong enough being scenes like this could be seen for some time to come. moscow. coming up and saying think oh i'm discussing iraq's give me a future with an x. mail facility that fell into the hands off jihadist but if they in the u.k.
where going underground see tomorrow. when people talk about human rights violations you should involve some pro western protestors getting beaten up and responsible mainstream media is usually to bomb somebody somewhere so good thing they haven't picked up a story from detroit that the un is calling a human rights violation residents of the motor city or well sadly the former motor city who are hundred fifty dollars or more behind on their water bills are getting their water shut off completely the water and sewage department is five billion dollars in debt and that is a justification to crack down on deadbeats on the surface the seems like an open and shut case of course everyone has the right to water especially detroit which is near huge bodies of fresh water that other cities can only dream of but on the other hand if the poor don't pay for water then us taxpayers will be paying for it
for them and that's not fair i think this is not so much a case of a right to water but a right to disemployment a corruption free city government back when people in detroit had good salaries and a government that wasn't flagrantly corrupt they would have any problems paying for their water bills but that's just my opinion. rise of the islamic state or isis in the middle east is said to reward the political realities in the region the west field hello. for the arab world is coming to an end it would seem the arab spring has been replaced with a jihadi summer. welcome to sophie and go on sophie shevardnadze general najib. has served his
nation whose whole adult life first in the military under saddam hussein and then as a mayor of the town of tal afar after the u.s. invasion his efforts to combat militant extremism by working around sectarian divides managed to bring peace to the city but now that it's controlled far his former mayor follows its fate closely and with concern he's here with us today to explain what exactly is going on in iraq today. as isis makes like the first advances in iraq the nation's armies fleeing showing the world how feeble the country is three years after u.s. troops left its soil what's the cause of its weakness what will it take to contain the wave of terror and can you come out of this as a united nation. najim a bad algebraic slayer of iraqi town of tal afar which is now in isis hands you are
now based in america and you are made a scholar it's great to have you on our show today now tell us far has been overtaken by isis you were the city's mayor i know and i know that you keep in touch with your colleagues there so what's going on right now how is to sit in managing under. for witness the same thing i. did frankly speaking with the local security forces was. they didn't feel like fighting at all their commanders abandoned the soldiers locals told me. had left his position in a secure historic fortress on top of a high hill and moved to the airport which is an open unprotected area their commanders were involved in corruption and were only interested in raising money they were not ready for a war.